| Jul 18, 2010
"Hey, got any extra Jimmy Buffett tickets?"
The two 50ish retirees, both wearing sunglasses and hoop earrings, laughed as they tried to get passersby to stop and chat awhile, a Southerner's favorite pastime on sleepy summer days. And on this overcast...
| Aug 23, 2010
At 9 a.m. on a Friday, the parking lot of Timberline at Mt. Hood was already filling up with SUVs and 4x4s as my husband, Marc, and I pulled in. The Wy'East Day Lodge echoed with the sound of slamming lockers and clomping ski boots. Roving bands of...
| Jan 31, 2011
| 7:41 PM
If friends or relatives tell you they have snagged a five-star Orlando hotel for their visit to Central Florida, a little skepticism is in order.
Orlando doesn't have any five-star or five-diamond hotels — at least not according to Forbes Travel...
| Apr 5, 2011
| 3:36 PM
We are about to find out if Orlando can pull off what no other market in the United States has accomplished: three top-tier destination children's hospitals.
Nemours Children's Hospital is just 18 months from opening its doors, the final stretch of a...
| Jun 28, 2009
Time for a golf quiz, with the Travelers Championship here. Eight correct answers equals an ace, seven for a birdie, six for a par, five for a bogey, four for a double bogey.
Any fewer than that, and throw your clubs into a nearby pond.
1. The event has...
| Jul 16, 2009
This summer, expect a change at your favorite stylish watering hole.
For starters, your bartender is no longer just a mixer of drinks. He or she is a "bar chef," the individual who uses "all that is around him or her, bringing these components into a...
| Aug 14, 2009
Country club living always signifies prestige. It suggests the good life: upscale residences with views of acres of manicured green space, socializing at well-appointed clubhouses, unlimited golf at your doorstep.
That high-end ambience still exists, but...
| Aug 27, 2009
| 1:54 PM
In pursuit of the great outdoors this summer, don't overlook Midwest ski resorts as destinations to dip into hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, tennis and, oh yes, golf, in forested, hilly settings. And, because this...
| Sep 10, 2009
Golf legend Arnold Palmer turns 80 Thursday, and his namesake pediatric hospital turns 20.
So how did Palmer prepare for the momentous occasion?
Golfing, of course.
"We are so proud of all the hospital has accomplished over the past 20 years for the...
| Sep 9, 2009
| 1:28 PM
Feb. 1980: The Children's Medical Foundation of Greater Orlando is formed with goal of building a new Central Florida hospital. With ORMC receptive to the idea, the group set out to find a celebrity who could help raise money. That celebrity would be...
| Sep 18, 2009
When looking for a new home or a community to build a new home, many buyers are so focused on the actual house – how many bedrooms or baths, how large is the kitchen and is there a basement – they often forget to step back and look at what there is to...